A few months ago I posted some charming foreign language editions of JRR Tolkien’s beloved children’s story The Hobbit, featuring illustrations from some truly talented artists. Time for another I think…
Published in 1976 O Poveste Cu Un Hobbit (“A Story About a Hobbit”) was the first illustrated Romanian-language edition of JRR Tolkien’s classic children’s story The Hobbit.
Published in 1991, this Czech edition of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit featured cover artwork and illustrations by Jiří Šalamoun.
I’d planned something different for this week’s post but a broken metacarpal means this will have to be another quick post. It’s a good ‘un though…
“I’m Mr. Bilbo Baggins, I’ve lost my dwarves, my wizard and my way.” Before director Peter Jackson’s hugely successful adaption of The Lord of The Rings, and his equally ambitious interpretation of The Hobbit, there were other attempts to bring the world of JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth to the screen. Three animated adaptions in particular formed their … Continue reading The first Tolkien movie trilogy, part 1: The Hobbit (1977)
Bilbo Le Hobbit, published in 1976, was the first illustrated French language edition of JRR Tolkien’s classic children’s story.
I’m a little rushed off my feet with work this week (I’ve a bad case of clashing deadlines) so this post will have to be a quickie. But that’s not to say it isn’t a goodie…
After the phenomenal success of his original Star Wars trilogy George Lucas tried his hand at another movie genre, albeit this time with limited success. This week’s entry in the Taint the Meat 1980s fantasy film season is Willow, from 1988.
“And lo, as foretold, the epic of the Return of the King ends at the beginning of the new age of man” The third instalment in this early Tolkien movie ‘trilogy’ is a bit of an oddity. After the proposed sequel to Ralph Bakshi’s animated The Lord of the Rings was cancelled, fans probably thought they’d never see … Continue reading The first Tolkien movie trilogy, part 3: The Return of the King (1980)
“One ring to rule them all; one ring to find them. One ring to keep them all, and in the darkness bind them!” After the success of The Hobbit TV special of 1977, Tolkien fans didn’t have to wait long for the next Middle-earth adaption – less than a year in fact. On 15th November 1978 … Continue reading The first Tolkien movie trilogy, part 2: The Lord of the Rings (1978)